On December 6, 2007, Andrew Johnson ’06 published his first scholarly paper, entitled "Structure and Dynamics of Poly (T) Single-Strand DNA: Implications toward CPD Formation."
The paper is in the field of computational biophysical chemistry, which is of major current interest, and examines a DNA process thought to be involved in a series of events leading to skin cancer. It was published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry B, one of the major publications of the American Chemical Society and a high-impact journal in the field of physical chemistry.
Andrew Johnson is currently a second-year Ph.D. student at University of Notre Dame in the Olaf Wiest research group, which specializes in organic and bioorganic reaction mechanisms.
Johnson graduated from Marian College in 2006 with a bachelor of science in chemistry. His Marian College experience, under the guidance of professors Lecher, Buben, and Macrae, has helped bring him early success in his field.